Monday Meetings and Mentorship

Each week throughout the semester, the Campolo Scholars and I gather for a “Monday Meeting.” These meetings are a critical component in the ongoing discipleship of these young leaders. Last week, we were honored to have Reverend Amy Banka lead our discussion. Amy is the Senior (and first female) Pastor of Hopewell United Methodist Church, where…

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From Rural Haiti to Eastern University

I grew up in rural Haiti. As a child, I attended church with my mom, but I didn’t really know God. All of that changed on February 20th, 2010 – a day that I will never forget. I had been living on my own since the January 2010 earthquake that made it unsafe for me…

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Tony, the Campolo Center and Eastern University’s Day of Giving

Dear Friends and Supporters of Tony and the Campolo Center for Ministry: You may have received a Save the Date announcement for Eastern University’s Day of Giving campaign from my colleague.  If you were surprised, confused or frustrated by this, please allow me to provide some context and clarification. Many, if not most, of you…

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We–well, YOU!–did it!

Thanks to you, we did it!  Including gifts received and pledges made, we reached our goal of raising $84,000 for the Campolo Scholarship Fund in honor of Tony’s 84th birthday. Thank you for participating in the 84 for 84 Campaign and making it a success, in the shortest month of the year no less. Your donations and birthday…

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Today is the last day – Thank you!

Tony Campolo Baird Library, Walton Hall, Eastern University

2:30 pm UPDATE!  WE’RE JUST $4,000 SHORT OF OUR $84,000 GOAL!! Thank you so much for joining us in this month of celebrating Tony Campolo’s 84th birthday!  Your participation in the 84 for 84 Campaign is truly an investment in the future of the Church. Providing scholarships for Campolo Scholars is a critical part of our strategy…

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A Special Message from Tony…

Tony in office at Eastern

Today, I want to say THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart! This month, many of you have celebrated my 84th birthday by choosing to support the Campolo Scholars studying here at Eastern University and Palmer Theological Seminary. I am so grateful. These young women and men have been called to carry out the…

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Today is the special day!

Tony Campolo 1971 YB Final

Tony Campolo has never been afraid to speak openly and candidly about Jesus’ teachings. Today, on Tony’s 84th birthday, others are speaking up too. As we celebrate this special day together, take a moment to enjoy comments and reflections that others have shared during our 84 for 84 Campaign to honor Tony: “His ministry, books,…

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Oh the places they will go…

This week, we continue our celebration of Tony’s 84th birthday! Over the years, Tony’s vision, passion, and witness have touched many lives… in many different places. And today, because of your support, the Campolo Scholars are having an ever-broadening impact as well! This is precisely why the 84 for 84 Campaign is so vital. God…

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Serving the Church – Home and Abroad

Abi and her friends in Costa Rica

When I was young, I never imagined that being a missionary would be part of my future. Animals were my passion. However, as I grew older and was exposed to the stories of missionaries and what Scripture has to say about the mission of the church – my vision changed. This led me to Eastern…

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Help us celebrate Tony Campolo’s 84th Birthday!

Last week, we shared with you about Tony’s new pastoral position serving in South Philadelphia. Once a vibrant church, the congregation has dwindled down to a handful of lovely people who have been wondering if their church has a future. The reality is that the issues facing that congregation are a reflection of those facing the…

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